£42,000.05 - 44,629.00 per year
Job description
I am delighted to be working alongside an amazing international poverty support organisation in search of a Senior Management Accountant. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation with the scope to make a significant contribution to the entrepreneurial and innovative culture of the charity.
Located in the Finance Team, the Senior Management Accountant plays a key role in Secretariat downstream contract management responsibilities, working in close partnership with the Partnerships and Communications Team and Global Programmes Teams, and is a key member of the inter-departmental Project Task Force .

Job Description:
The role is responsible for management of the charity's portfolio of restricted funds, for meeting all funders' financial reporting requirements and audits in accordance with funder contracts and compliance rules, for providing technical support in budget preparation to maximise cost recovery within the organisations cost recovery model, coordination of staff time planning, aligning resources to funder and organisational budgets, and supporting good project financial management.
You will play a senior role in the Finance team, contributing to the group's budget setting processes, monthly management accounting, year-end accounting and audit, development of systems and processes, acting as finance business partner, and deputising for the Director of Finance as required.

Main responsibilities & tasks:
Restricted and Broadly Restricted Fund Management
Create a culture of full cost recovery, improving and regularising pooled costs, IT and insurance recharges, specifically:
Responsible for the development of process and systems for management of the charity's portfolio of restricted funds, promoting appropriate and full utilisation of contracted funding.
Maintain organisational data on funding streams and project obligations for organisational budget management purposes.
Identify funding gaps within country programmes and Secretariat Cost Centres, maintaining a general situational analysis and strategy information for the Head of Partnerships & Communications, Director of Programmes and Director of Finance, plus individual project information to the Project Task Force.
Input to the annual organisational budget and budget revisions by provision data on project funds, expenditure and projections of income and spend.
Input to the management of the annual organisational budget though review of management and Cost Centre accounts with respect to fund allocations.
Organisational time planning through management of timesheets and staff allocation to projects, liaising with the Systems Accountant.
Liaising with the Finance Controller, managing restricted fund balances, carrying out necessary project related fund adjustments including exchange adjustments during implementation and at project close.
Reviewing the balance sheet with the Director of Finance and instructing the Financial Accountant and Systems Accountant on any amendments needed

Funder Budgets:
Promote excellence in proposal budgeting throughout the organisation, ensuring accurate costing and full inclusion of relevant allowable costs, specifically:
Responsible for development, promotion and monitoring of budgeting standards, systems and processes, and their application in proposal budgets.
Training staff in the application of agreed systems and processes
Develop and apply standard budget template and process information to capture all relevant costs and ensure cost recovery.
Agree and train Country Finance Leads in new staff budgeting and recovery tool, ensuring these are reflected in the funder reports and forecasts.
Liaise with the Partnerships and Communications Team on the preparation of funding applications.
Work with the Partnership & Communications Team, other Secretariat Teams and Country Programmes to support the preparation of:
proposal budgets, ensuring staffing capacity is available.
financial forecasts supporting the Project Task Force in ensuring relevant financial forecasts are accurately completed.
Ensuring adherence to WSUP policies, particularly on budgeting and cost recovery.
Keep all budget records for all funders in a logical and consistent manner.

Project Financial Management:
Responsible for contributing to the development of a coherent project management cycle, building systems and processes to support the cycle, and the capacity of staff within the Project Task Force and Project Leads in financial management, within the following stages of the project cycle:

Project Launch:
Support the Project Task Force to develop appropriate contract budget management systems.
Provide analysis of budget by Cost Centre and team, agreeing timesheet allocation
Liaise with the Director of Finance and Finance Controller to ensure that the Operational Budget is updated.
Set up new funder analysis codes on Sun Accounts and IPOS purchase ledger system, maintaining updated access
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Posted on: 30 November 2021
Closed date: 24 December 2021
Job ref: HQ00043318
Tags: Finance